Are passwords obsolete?

Monday, 20 November 2006, 12:00 AM EST

Fully a third of our users write down their passwords instead of remembering them. Thatís according to a recent study of 325 enterprise users, conducted by Nucleus Research and KnowledgeStorm. And Iím surprised. Only one-third? Itís a small miracle that the number isnít closer to 90 per cent.

After all, what do we ask of users when it comes to passwords? We ask them to choose complex, hard-to-remember passwords. And to choose a different hard-to-remember password for each system. And then we tell them not to write all those passwords down. Thatís crazy. But thatís the password as we know it today.

At Computerworld.

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